Oh masters of the CNC. I could use some guidance on how to move forward with my project. It is probably more advanced than I am ready for but I am taking a crack at it.
Here is the picture of what I am trying to carve:
I was hoping to surprise the unit with it. We have a vinyl version but I would like to see if I can cut one out of wood since I took all of this time to build a CNC. I have a pre-glued 24/36 by 1 inch pine board from Lowes and I want to paint it if I can ever figure out the carve. I am thinking that it would look pretty good if I could do a 2.5D carve with the aircraft, lettering around the edge and cross at 1. and then various depths for the mountain and planet in the background.
My steps up until now:
Vectorize the entire picture… I wasn’t able to manipulate individual portions of the design to get what I am looking for
Dissemble the picture and vectorize each piece and hopefully put it back together in easel. I have already wasted too many hours and my results arent much better than trying to vectorize the whole thing.
I tried using inkscape to do the vectors using Phil’s write-up on his site. Either I have a different version of inkscape with different menu options or I am one of the below average students.
I have been using the vectorizer website to get my SVG.
I currently have inkscape and easel. I am eventually planning on getting V-carve desktop but I was planning on waiting a bit. I can be convinced of jumping forward with the purchase if it will make my life easier.
Here are the various files that I have mangled in Easel: http://easel.inventables.com/projects/rO7FbXZAq2NNsjZSvoKZQA
Any ideas on what the best way forward would be for this?